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Score 6.9 out of 100

Tableau Online

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan

If you do not have a large budget and are a large organization, I would steer clear of Actuate. If you are looking to do very complex washboarding, I would not use them. Your developers have to be very skilled to work with this. Plan to bring in consultants if necessary to help your process. Adhoc reporting is weak. If your pricing is user based and you expand, this could be very expensive.
Christopher Noyes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Online

Tableau is very well suited for large organizations because of its cost. It has a great visual design. It is particularly useful when there is data integration with other software required. Dashboards come out very well in such cases and help make sense out of data. These dashboards are used on a frequent basis once a baseline or a parameter is defined. Trend analysis and forecasting are a key to using this software and this is where it comes in very handy.
Kruti Vaidya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Tableau Online
8.4
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Tableau Online
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Tableau Online
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Online
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
Tableau Online
8.2
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Online
7.9
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Tableau Online
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Tableau Online
8.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Online
8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Tableau Online
8.3
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Tableau Online
8.6
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Tableau Online
8.7
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Tableau Online
8.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Online
8.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Online
7.7

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Online
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Online
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Online
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Online
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Online
8.7

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
Tableau Online
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Tableau Online
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Tableau Online
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Online
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Online
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Magellan
6.2
Tableau Online
7.9
REST API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Online
8.5
Javascript API
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Tableau Online
8.3
Java API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Online
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Tableau Online
7.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Tableau Online
7.4
iFrames
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Online
7.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Magellan
Tableau Online
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Online
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Online
8.7
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Magellan
Tableau Online
7.6

Pros

OpenText Magellan

  • The report outputs can vary across different types such as HTML, PDF, and Excel
  • Their open source offering is very sufficient
  • There are great boards and blogs for developers and engineers to expand and use their features.
  • The people from the company that I've worked with are professional and courteous.
Bri Gipson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Online

  • Software is compatible with numerous interfaces, making it quite scalable.
  • Robust visualization feature set -- perhaps even industry leading.
  • Graphs are dynamic and intuitive to use which helps organizations focus on what really matters -- making the right decision at the right time.
  • Intuitive user interface helps analysts quickly setup scalable reports.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

OpenText Magellan

  • The documentation on all the available features, but most importantly on the scripting side, can be improved
  • The standard look & feel of some basic options, like parameter selection or sorting and filtering, looks dated and can't be customized
  • The server portal needs to provide better tools
  • More integration is needed with other OpenText products
Martin Rubens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Online

  • I'm not sure if this is standard for everyone but our Tableau is updated twice a week so the information may not be the most up-to-date possible.
  • There's no search function in the tool which would help me a lot if I am seeking information about a specific item.
  • There are frequent software updates which require you to completely reinstall everything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan 3.9
Based on 9 answers
I am no longer working for the company that was using Actuate but I believe they would continue to use it because the stitching costs would be to high. It would require a complete rewrite of the reports and the never version of Actuate (BIRT) even required an almost complete report rewrite
Todd Bellamy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Online

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Online

Tableau Online 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Simple, easy and straighforward interface.
Phil Dana, PMOC | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
Jeffrey Fischer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Online

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

OpenText Magellan

I've used JReports and Actuate is very similar but seems to have a lot more customization features for the end user of BIRT reports.
Amy Broome | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Online

Both Tableau Online and BI solutions provide visualizations. In Power BI we choose the visualization first, then drag the data into it. In Tableau, we select the data and switch between visualizations on the fly. It’s easier to jump between visualizations in Tableau. Power BI might be sluggish when working with extremely large datasets whereas Tableau online has an advantage in this area due to its extensive features.Power BI doesn’t have the ability to publish reports with all associated data which means some information can be left out of visualizations whereas Tableau online has a steep learning curve and flexible features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

OpenText Magellan

  • Actuate can handle 50 to 60 sub reports inside a report very well.
  • Dynamically creating the datasource, chart, graph, reports are the main advantages. We can do any level of drilling, and can create a performance matrix dashboard efficiently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Online

No answers on this topic

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Pricing Details

OpenText Magellan

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Tableau Online

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan
7.0
Tableau Online
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
Tableau Online

Usability

OpenText Magellan
Tableau Online
8.2

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
Tableau Online

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